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Mar 3, 2012 7:00am PST
touchdowns, at least 32 people are dead, 14 in kentucky and indiana each, three more in ohio and one in alabama. small towns in southern indiana like henryville are facing utter devastation with homes leveled and entire neighborhoods reduced to rubble. we'll keep you updated on this, this morning as developments come in. >>> but right now i want to turn to one state in particular. this week started with sad news of a different kind from ohio. three were murdered and two injured in a tragic act of violence at chardon high school. and americans turned our eyes to ohio in sadness and mourning. but politicians have had their eye on ohio for much longer. ohio is the pairn yell bellwether, a state rich in kront ra indications. they have labor yunz and rural farmers, ohio is football. highway ho is rock 'n' roll. a decade in decline in manufacturing has hallowed ohio's cities, the poverty in the prairie is striking. ohio is free soil where the und underground railroad ended, it is also the home of old ethnic neighborhoods still defined by the parishes of the church. and ohio is swing voters
Mar 17, 2012 7:00am PDT
being able to vote in indiana in 2010. >> so you went to the u.n. with the naacp in part to talk about this issue. is thaekt that correct? >> yes, it is. >> tell me about that xpeefrns. why the choice to go and why is this issue of voting rights such an important part of the advocacy work that you have been doing. >> well, number one, since my release it's been important for me to continue to speak out about certain injustices revo e revolving around the war on drugs and current policy on sentencing and organizations such as the naacp and particularly the legal defense fund who represented me pro bono was responsible for me receiving executive clemency. so even while i was incarcerated there was a u.n. representative, special represent wa tore, who came to speak on domestic violence who wanted to know about abuses within the prison. i was able to share my thoughts with her and then coming out and having this opportunity presented to me, i felt as if i needed to continue to speak out for those that are impacted by these policies and disenfranchisement laws. >> kemba, your story was one
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